All terrain formation

Mon Mar 16 22:58:59 2009
The hoplite would seem to be a pretty good all-around formation for any terrain. The ten thousand in Xenophon’s Anabasis are predominantly hoplites and by the time they reach the Black Sea they have gone through, and frequently fought in, an extraordinary range of climate and terrain—often against much larger forces and with considerable success.

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~ by severalfourmany on March 16, 2009.

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